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Gonzaga student makes incredible half court shot

It may be one of the luckiest half court shots in history.�

Brad Rustik, a Gonzaga Sophomore, threw the the ball up at Monday night's game, in the hopes of winning $500 by making �a half court shot. But what happened next, no one expected. The ball bounced off the top of the backboard and right in.�

Rustik is a business major from Samamish , Wash. He won the money for the shot, and maybe even better, made ESPN Sportcenter's Top Ten. Rustik says he's still riding high from that amazing shot.�

"I put the shot up and it hits off the backboard and then I just kind of had this sense of euphoria. Like, I can't believe that just happened," said Rustik.�

Hey says he had a pre-shot routine worked out, but hadn't thought of a victory dance because he didn't think he'd make it.�

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Working 4 you: Store credit cards that are worth it

Constantly being asked to open a store credit card while out shopping can be annoying. And a lot of the time, getting one of these cards is not a good idea. But if you're considering it, there are some cards that boast big rewards.�

Store credit cards are some of the easiest to get, which is an attractive offer if you're looking to build or rebuild credit. Luckily, some cards offer impressive discounts, competitive rewards, or both.�

First, look at a Kohl's Charge Card. The department store offers a 20% discount in the mail with your card, which is above average. You also get a 15% discount in the mail with your card, plus 12 more 30%, 20% or 15% discounts throughout the year. And the more you spend, the more discounts you get.�

But if you're looking at getting electronics and build credit, check out the Best Buy Reward Zone Mastercard. The biggest benefit of one of these cards is that you can get anywhere from six to 24 months of deferred financing depending on how much you spend. Additionally, customers get free shipping on all orders of $35 or more.�

Deputies, Police face off for charity

Tensions were high at Spokane Arena Tuesday, in preparation for the big game on Sunday. No, not for the Chiefs,�the Spokane County Sheriff's Office vs Spokane Police.

"Anytime you can combine something that you love like hockey and a great benefit like Behind the Badge you can't lose," CO Darren Dinwoodie, with the Spokane County Sheriff's hockey�team said.

Deputies and Police will take the ice Sunday for a match-up that only comes once a year.

"We're all friends and comrades off the ice but once you get on the ice, put on that jersey, you wan to win no matter what," OC Dinwoodie said.

Tuesday the players got the chance to size up one another at a practice led by the Chiefs.

"At one point they were telling me to trip all the cops but I just said no, I was too scared," Liam Stewart, Center for the Chiefs, said. �

With the games sixth year approaching, the players say it only gets more fun.

"It's great! Some of us work together closely, some of us see each other once a year at this event so it's kind of a fun little event to get together,"�Ofc. Brad Moon, with the Spokane Police hockey team, said.�

Gonzaga presents Dwayne Mack on ‘Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest'

Gonzaga presents Dwayne Mack on ‘Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest'

Dwayne A. Mack, the Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American History at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, will discuss “Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest”  Wednesday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University School of Law. The free public event is sponsored by the Gonzaga history department.

Mack, an associate professor of history at Berea College, recently authored the book, “Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest”, and has written numerous articles on African American history.

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Crime Stoppers offers cash reward for information on Nov. 7 homicide

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward for information on Nov. 7 homicide

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are seeking information from the public regarding the homicide that occurred just after midnight on November 7, 2014. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 26-year-old Zachery D. Lamb.

Detectives are specifically looking for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious on November 7, between 11:45 p.m. and midnight, in the area of Elm St. from 2nd to 10th Avenue. Witnesses indicated that the suspect vehicle was a dark colored SUV with a roof rack hanging approximately 1 foot over the windshield. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s with a gravelly voice.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Anyone with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should submit the tip via their website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Spokane named Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community

Spokane named Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Spokane with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award on Tueday.

The award recognizes the city’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Specifically, Spokane was awarded in part for its public outreach education, bike month and bike to work events, bike plan implementation and bicycle-friendly laws and ordinances.

“Visionary community leaders are recognizing the real-time and long term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of communities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their residents and beyond.”

Spokane Fire Department Foundation collecting socks for the city's at-risk population

Spokane Fire Department Foundation collecting socks for the city's at-risk population

The Spokane Fire Department Foundation is collecting socks for the city's at-risk population, and is asking  individuals to donate their socks at any Spokane Fire Department station between November 17 to November 21.

Any type of socks are acceptable to donate, but adult sizes are preferred. The foundation's goal is to collect 200 pairs of socks by Friday. Donations will be sent to Spokane's House of Charity.